Central Valley drill teams compete at Fresno Fairgrounds

FresnoMarch 22, 2014 

Members of the Duncan Polytechnical High School junior ROTC armed standard drill team perform their exhibition during the Central California (CECA) Junior ROTC Drill Meet held at the National Guard Armory on Saturday at the Fresno Fairgrounds. 

More than 800 cadets from junior ROTC units around the Central Valley competed in several drill events ranging from Formal Color Guard to Armed Exhibition. 

The event was hosted by Civil Air Patrol Squadron 112 in conjunction with Duncan Polytechnical High School. Many active-duty staff from several branches of the military, retired military personnel, and Fresno State Air Force ROTC Detachment 035 attended. 

Many cadets competing are likely to go on to serve in the military, attend service academies or serve in management positions in the job market. 

Drill events allow these cadets to showcase their creativity, discipline, leadership, and most of all they create lasting friendships with other cadets from the area, say organizers.

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